Moore does what she can in victory (Basketball)

July 27, 2010
Jessica Moore

Palmer’s Jessica Moore tonight collected five points and three rebounds in limited playing time, helping the Indiana Fever escape with a close win that kept them atop the WNBA’s Eastern Conference.

The Fever held off the Chicago Sky 78-74 to win for the 16th time in 23 games.

Moore, of Colony High fame, came off the bench to log 11 minutes.

Last season, the 6-foot-3 Alaskan helped Indiana reach the WNBA Finals, where the Fever lost the decisive Game 5 to Phoenix.

Moore was shooting to become the first Alaska basketball player to win a championship in high school, college and the professional ranks.

Others from here have come close, too.

Trajan Langdon won in high school, lost in the NCAA championship game and then won a Euroleague title. Carlos Boozer and Mario Chalmers each won in high school and then in college, yet both have been shut out in the NBA so far.

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